Women Breaking Caste Barriers: Made in The Image of God

Maria Blackburn | May 12, 2017
May 12, 2017|

This is the second post in an ongoing forum on the topic "What Practical Relevance Does the 'Imago Dei' Have for the Advance of Human Rights, Peace, Read More

Leveraging Women’s Self Help Groups with a New App

Courtenay Cabot Venton | April 27, 2017
April 27, 2017|

We are honored in the work that we do to come alongside inspiring people with inspiring ideas to make cool things happen in the world for people Read More

The Ethical Challenge of the Image of God in the 21st Century – Human Rights and Beyond

Dr. J. Richard Middleton | March 9, 2017
March 9, 2017|

This is the first post in an ongoing forum on the topic “What Practical Relevance Does the ‘Imago Dei’ Have for the Advance of Human Rights, Peace, Read More

A New Approach to Gender-Lens Grantmaking

Neera Nundy, Musimbi Kanyoro & Emily Nielsen Jones | February 17, 2017
February 17, 2017|

This post is a re-release of an article that originally appeared in the Stanford Social Innovation Review but was adapted to appear in the Spring 2017 edition Read More

Wholeness of Life in Lwala & Beyond: The Faith & “Philanthropos” Back Story Behind the Founding Of A Kenyan NGO

Craig Parker | January 16, 2017
January 16, 2017|

In our first blog post, we described our mission of "philanthropos" (love of humankind) and how this has drawn us into an incredible web of inspiring people Read More

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Family Homelessness is Down Nationally but Up in Boston Finds Boston Indicators

May 22, 2017
May 22, 2017|

Against a backdrop of economic growth and relative affluence, Boston’s homeless family population grew significantly over the last decade. While we’ve made some very recent progress (see last section of this brief for detail), family homelessness grew by nearly 75 percent since 2007, according to a recent report from the Boston Foundation. Three key trends that likely played a role in this increase: The number of families in poverty increased, especially during the Great Recession. Housing costs have risen and fewer affordable rental units are available. Public funding for housing programs has been cut. Growing family homelessness is particularly concerning Read More

Global Health Corps is Looking for a New CEO

May 12, 2017
May 12, 2017|

After eight years of growing the movement for health equity and building the next generation of health leaders, Global Health Corps (GHC) is excited to announce that we are seeking our next CEO. Over the next several months, our co-founder and CEO, Barbara Bush, will be transitioning from her day-to-day role and onto GHC's Board of Directors. Barbara has helped to catapult our movement to where we are today: a global community of nearly 850 leaders who are deeply passionate about health equity, collaborating daily across boundaries and borders of all kinds, and delivering short-and long-term impact in global health. Read More

“My empowerment is bound up in yours.” – The Circular Nature of Women’s Philanthropy

May 12, 2017
May 12, 2017|

"My empowerment is bound up in yours."” - The Circular Nature of Women’s Philanthropy Read More

BESO Foundation’s Aaron Bukenya Named “Visionary of the Month” by Hearts on Fire

May 12, 2017
May 12, 2017|

If you could flash back in time to the small Ugandan village of Wanteete, you might see a gaggle of children on their daily trek, five miles from home, to school. No one seems to stand out in the crowd, until they reach the classroom. That’s where Aaron Bukenya rises head and shoulders academically above the other students. Aaron’s parents were subsistence farmers who didn’t have much money or education, but they did have a vision for their smartest son. Read More

Ana Olivera, CEO of the NY Women’s Fund, Receives the 2017 McSilver Award

May 10, 2017
May 10, 2017|

Listen to her speak on "Philanthropy, Activism and Love of Humanity". "Philanthros is love of humanity, it is the idea that when we give we transcend each one of ourselves... and we create another opportunity for humanity and create another possibility. Typically we prefer to create with... so activism or philanthropy is engaging with community... engaging with others to create or co-create solutions that are better… This is really what we are about. We want people to have ownership. Philanthropy belongs to all of us. It is not just for the uber weathy or the wealthy. That is why collective giving Read More

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